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  • Point of View: Parting thoughts

    Point of View: Parting thoughts

    Thursday, February 28 2013 4:10 PM EST2013-02-28 21:10:11 GMT
    After nearly 24 years as news director here at WLBT, I have decided to retire. I have been with WLBT a total of 35 years as well as 45 years in local television news. It has been a momentous, exciting, bumpy,More >>
    After nearly 24 years as news director here at WLBT, I have decided to retire. I have been with WLBT a total of 35 years as well as 45 years in local television news.More >>
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  • Point of View: Indignation over a new military medal

    Point of View: Indignation over a new military medal

    Thursday, February 21 2013 4:43 PM EST2013-02-21 21:43:17 GMT
    The defense department has created a firestorm of protest over a new medal for cyber warriors and drone pilots. It's called the distinguished warfare medal for all those service members who have made aMore >>
    The defense department has created a firestorm of protest over a new medal for cyber warriors and drone pilots. It's called the distinguished warfare medal for all those service members who have made a huge difference in the war on terror.More >>
  • Point of View: Improving Reading

    Point of View: Improving Reading

    Thursday, February 14 2013 1:35 PM EST2013-02-14 18:35:06 GMT
    I read my first book in the third grade at French Elementary, so it's hard for me to understand that so many third graders cannot read at that grade level when they get close to the fourth grade. LessMore >>
    I read my first book in the third grade at French Elementary, so it's hard for me to understand that so many third graders cannot read at that grade level when they get close to the fourth grade.More >>
  • Point of View: Some of the Worst Schools in the Nation

    Point of View: Some of the Worst Schools in the Nation

    Thursday, February 7 2013 12:31 PM EST2013-02-07 17:31:17 GMT
    Several days ago we reported that a new national study said that Mississippi has the fourth worst schools in the nation. That spurred dozens of comments on Facebook. "It may not be the best but it isMore >>
    Several days ago we reported that a new national study said that Mississippi has the fourth worst schools in the nation. That spurred dozens of comments on Facebook.More >>
  • Point of View: Concealed gun permits

    Point of View: Concealed gun permits

    Thursday, January 31 2013 12:58 PM EST2013-01-31 17:58:34 GMT
    After the school massacre in Connecticut in December, a suburban New York paper decided to publish the names and address of handgun permit holders. In New York you have to have a permit for a handgun.More >>
    After the school massacre in Connecticut in December, a suburban New York paper decided to publish the names and address of handgun permit holders. In New York you have to have a permit for a handgun.More >>
  • Point of View: Keep the fox out of the henhouse

    Point of View: Keep the fox out of the henhouse

    Thursday, January 24 2013 12:25 PM EST2013-01-24 17:25:57 GMT
    When John Ed Ainworth took office as State Land Commissioner in the 70's, he quickly found two things that needed changing. Local school boards and supervisors were handing out sweetheart deals to friendsMore >>
    When John Ed Ainworth took office as State Land Commissioner in the 70's, he quickly found two things that needed changing.More >>
  • Point of View: Stuck on Stupid

    Point of View: Stuck on Stupid

    Friday, January 11 2013 9:18 AM EST2013-01-11 14:18:42 GMT
    "It's going to be important to wine and dine them, basically, and that's going to be a major part of the expense." said disbarred lawyer Firnist Alexander to the Hinds County Supervisors Monday. WiningMore >>
    "It's going to be important to wine and dine them, basically, and that's going to be a major part of the expense." said disbarred lawyer Firnist Alexander to the Hinds County Supervisors Monday.More >>
  • Point of View: When not to drive

    When not to drive

    Friday, January 4 2013 8:49 AM EST2013-01-04 13:49:13 GMT
    By now, most of you have seen that video message that the department of public safety has been bringing us. It shows a man in a bar well on his way to having one too many. His distraught companion is obviouslyMore >>
    By now, most of you have seen that video message that the department of public safety has been bringing us. It shows a man in a bar well on his way to having one too many. His distraught companion is obviously not impressed.More >>
  • Point of View: Christmas storms

    Point of View: Christmas storms

    Friday, December 28 2012 4:35 PM EST2012-12-28 21:35:08 GMT
    It's not like the Christmas storms just appeared from nowhere. We had been talking about this impending weather event for nearly a week and the wind, rain, and potential flooding that was going to happen.More >>
    It's not like the Christmas storms just appeared from nowhere. We had been talking about this impending weather event for nearly a week and the wind, rain, and potential flooding that was going to happen. And it did happen. More >>
  • Point of View: The kindness of strangers

    Point of View: The kindness of strangers

    Friday, December 14 2012 8:59 AM EST2012-12-14 13:59:25 GMT
    We recently told you about a Canton family who lost everything in a house fire, a young Jackson mother who lost nearly everything including her children's Christmas gifts to burglars, and a Pearl familyMore >>
    We recently told you about a Canton family who lost everything in a house fire, a young Jackson mother who lost nearly everything including her children's Christmas gifts to burglars, and a Pearl family whose mobile home is literally disintegrating around them.More >>
  • The Grinch and the Good Samaritans

    The Grinch and the Good Samaritans

    Thursday, November 29 2012 1:17 PM EST2012-11-29 18:17:44 GMT
    A Pearl couple with 7 children have been paying on a mobile home for 6 years to replace the one that's literally falling in around them. It's been deemed uninhabitable by the city of Pearl. Neighbors allMore >>
    A Pearl couple with 7 children has been paying on a mobile home for 6 years to replace the one that's literally falling in around them. It's been deemed uninhabitable by the city of Pearl.More >>
  • A Tragic Accident and A House Falling In

    A Tragic Accident and A House Falling In

    Thursday, November 15 2012 1:32 PM EST2012-11-15 18:32:51 GMT
    Three young children and their grandmother were killed Wednesday when an 18 wheeler crashed into their car after the grandmother turned onto highway 27 near Crystal Springs. There are warning lightsMore >>
    Three young children and their grandmother were killed Wednesday when an 18 wheeler crashed into their car after the grandmother turned onto highway 27 near Crystal Springs. There are warning lights and signs to slow to 45.More >>
  • Decision 2012: No Mississippi upsets, just hiccups

    Decision 2012: No Mississippi upsets, just hiccups

    Thursday, November 8 2012 1:04 PM EST2012-11-08 18:04:05 GMT
    While there may have been a number of surprises nationwide in Tuesday's national election, there were very few surprises in Mississippi. No upsets were expected nor did any occur in any of the 10 largeMore >>
    While there may have been a number of surprises nationwide in Tuesday's national election, there were very few surprises in Mississippi. No upsets were expected nor did any occur in any of the 10 large races in our state.More >>
  • Sandy's Aftermath and What We've Learned

    Sandy's Aftermath and What We've Learned

    Thursday, November 1 2012 11:56 AM EDT2012-11-01 15:56:13 GMT
    It is sad to see the devastation and heartbreak of our northeastern neighbors. Those of us who remember Katrina and Camille, two of America's worst hurricanes know full well the dangers and loss of soMore >>
    It is sad to see the devastation and heartbreak of our northeastern neighbors. Those of us who remember Katrina and Camille, two of America's worst hurricanes know full well the dangers and loss of so many and so much in such megastorms.More >>
  • A beacon of hope and prosperity

    A beacon of hope and prosperity

    Thursday, October 25 2012 3:37 PM EDT2012-10-25 19:37:05 GMT
    A notable thing happened in our community this week. Metro Jackson's Habitat for Humanity has helped to restore a rundown neighborhood in west Jackson's Bullard Hills.   Garden Circle, where I once deliveredMore >>
    A notable thing happened in our community this week. Metro Jackson's Habitat for Humanity has helped to restore a rundown neighborhood in west Jackson's Bullard Hills.More >>
  • A Boo Boo at the Board

    A Boo Boo at the Board

    Thursday, October 18 2012 2:33 PM EDT2012-10-18 18:33:37 GMT
    Hinds County Supervisor Kenny Stokes means well. Unfortunately, when he yells and cusses at constituents like he did during this week's board meeting, it becomes a complete embarrassment for the county.More >>
    Hinds County Supervisor Kenny Stokes means well. Unfortunately, when he yells and cusses at constituents like he did during this week's board meeting, it becomes a complete embarrassment for the county.More >>
  • A Spirit of Cooperation

    A Spirit of Cooperation

    Thursday, October 11 2012 8:12 PM EDT2012-10-12 00:12:44 GMT
    Finally, after years of study and debate, the long awaited dream of local oil man and visionary, John McGowan, has taken seed, and in the not too distant future, may bloom into a flourishing metro partnershipMore >>
    Finally, after years of study and debate, the long awaited dream of local oil man and visionary, John McGowan, has taken seed, and in the not too distant future, may bloom into a flourishing metro partnership of surrounding communities.More >>
  • Another Criminal Falls Through the Cracks

    Another Criminal Falls Through the Cracks

    Thursday, September 27 2012 8:55 PM EDT2012-09-28 00:55:15 GMT
    This three time convicted loser, who had a knack for falling through the legal cracks, went over the edge once again. The pedophile, kidnapper, robber, and now apparent murderer of a very respected RankinMore >>
    This three time convicted loser, who had a knack for falling through the legal cracks, went over the edge once again. The pedophile, kidnapper, robber, and now apparent murderer of a very respected Rankin County legal secretary.More >>
  • Point of View: There's nothing illegal about being stupid

    Point of View: There's nothing illegal about being stupid

    Thursday, September 20 2012 8:25 PM EDT2012-09-21 00:25:31 GMT
    It is a thorn in the side of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors that just can not be pulled out. I'm talking about the issue of the multi-million dollar Airwave contract to maintain county radios, siteMore >>
    It is a thorn in the side of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors that just can not be pulled out. I'm talking about the issue of the multi-million dollar Airwave contract to maintain county radios, site maintenance for the communication and siren towers.More >>
  • Dollar General won't share, 9/11 anniversary forgotten?

    Dollar General won't share, 9/11 anniversary forgotten?

    Thursday, September 13 2012 12:21 PM EDT2012-09-13 16:21:38 GMT
    Here is a situation that makes no sense. A local woman was shopping few weeks ago in the Dollar General on McDowell Road. Suddenly a girl ran up and grabbed her purse and then a man pulled her billfold fromMore >>
    Here is a situation that makes no sense. A local woman was shopping few weeks ago in the Dollar General on McDowell Road. Suddenly a girl ran up and grabbed her purse and then a man pulled her billfold from it and they took off out the door.More >>
  • What Jackson City Council needs to investigate

    What Jackson City Council needs to investigate

    Thursday, September 6 2012 12:21 PM EDT2012-09-06 16:21:59 GMT
    The Jackson City Council's investigation into money spent on rewiring Metrocenter so city offices could move there is understandable, but perhaps going a bit too far. The wiring is there. Council membersMore >>
    The Jackson City Council's investigation into money spent on rewiring Metrocenter so city offices could move there is understandable, but perhaps going a bit too far. More >>
  • A Terrible Flag and Terrible Communication

    A Terrible Flag and Terrible Communication

    Friday, August 24 2012 11:02 AM EDT2012-08-24 15:02:57 GMT
    I have a couple of points to make. First, take a look at this flag that two men asked me to point out. It's at the Exxon Sprint Mart at Medgar Evers and Boling. As you can see, it's in pretty sad shape.More >>
    I have a couple of points to make. First, take a look at this flag that two men asked me to point out. It's at the Exxon Sprint Mart at Medgar Evers and Boling. As you can see, it's in pretty sad shape.More >>
  • More murders in Jackson in 2012

    More murders in Jackson in 2012

    Thursday, August 16 2012 12:05 PM EDT2012-08-16 16:05:05 GMT
    The city of Jackson has experienced a huge spike in murders this year. In fact, year to date, the increase is nearly 50% more from what we saw this time last year. In most cases, the murderers and victimsMore >>
    The city of Jackson has experienced a huge spike in murders this year. In fact, year to date, the increase is nearly 50% more from what we saw this time last year. More >>
  • Hinds County Justice: From Bad to Worse

    Hinds County Justice: From Bad to Worse

    Thursday, August 2 2012 8:15 PM EDT2012-08-03 00:15:02 GMT
    Eighteen years in the making and it finally happened. The Hinds county jail in Raymond, shoddily constructed from the start with years of maintenance problems finally imploded due to a bunch of pretrialMore >>
    Eighteen years in the making and it finally happened. The Hinds county jail in Raymond, shoddily constructed from the start with years of maintenance problems, finally imploded due to a bunch of pretrial detainee knuckleheads.More >>
  • Once Beautiful Stream Now Downtown Eyesore

    Once Beautiful Stream Now Downtown Eyesore

    Thursday, July 26 2012 3:06 PM EDT2012-07-26 19:06:43 GMT
    Three years ago, I told you about the Smith Park fountain across from the Governor's Mansion in downtown Jackson. In April of 09, I showed you the pathetic state of the once aesthetic fountain and theMore >>
    Three years ago, I told you about the Smith Park fountain across from the Governor's Mansion in downtown Jackson. In April of 09, I showed you the pathetic state of the once aesthetic fountain and the fact that the pump did not work.More >>
  • Bizarre Behavior

    Bizarre Behavior

    Thursday, July 19 2012 3:08 PM EDT2012-07-19 19:08:58 GMT
    Just when you thought you had heard or seen it all, along comes yet another story on Jackson's famous Stokes family. Larita Cooper-Stokes won the city council seat vacated by husband, Kenneth Stokes,More >>
    Just when you thought you had heard or seen it all, along comes yet another story on Jackson's famous Stokes family. Larita Cooper-Stokes won the city council seat vacated by husband, Kenneth Stokes, earlier this year when he was elected county supervisor.  More >>
  • Jackson-The State of the City

    Jackson-The State of the City

    Thursday, July 12 2012 10:06 PM EDT2012-07-13 02:06:22 GMT
    Mayor Harvey Johnson presented his state of the city address Wednesday. His speech is posted on our WLBT web site. He certainly sees the glass as more than half full rather than more than half empty.More >>
    Mayor Harvey Johnson presented his state of the city address Wednesday. His speech is posted on our WLBT web site. He certainly sees the glass as more than half full rather than more than half empty.More >>
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